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An Old Story Made New: Swimming in the Hudson and Harbor

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When:
November 16, 2021: 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Where:
Online
To Attend:
Register [FREE]


The New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program is holding its 2021 conference from November 15-18, bringing together members of the community, non-profits, academia, and local, state and federal government to talk water quality and how it affects our lives and our community.

Join Riverkeeper’s Dan Shapley and others on Tuesday, Nov 16 to learn about historic and current initiatives to provide safe and accessible recreation on our waterways. Panel presentations will highlight the physical, policy, and management opportunities and challenges for creating new bathing beaches in the Hudson and Harbor, including how community disparities can prevent people from accessing current and future swimming opportunities.

Speakers
Karen Frillmann: Riverpool at Beacon, WNYC, Board member Riverpool at Beacon, Editor-at-large WNYC Studios
Dan Shapley: Riverkeeper, Water Quality Program Director
Kara Meyer: + POOL, Managing Director
Chris Boyd: MARC Strategic Solutions, Senior Consultant
Shanna Blanchard: Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects
Shawn Slevin: Swim Strong Foundation, E.D.

How should we encourage equitable and safe waterfront access? How do we best communicate about risk? How does the climate crisis move these conversations? This event will highlight HEP’s commitment to bringing our communities to their waterways and our water up to the standards befitting our communities.

Join the conference throughout the week for expert presentations, interactive discussions and diverse stories about our waterways.

Form more information and to view the full agenda visit hudsonriver.org/article/hep-2021-conference

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